As Tracy noted earlier today, we now all understand why people say it doesn’t sink in until after the funeral. There’s just so much to do! And today, I found that my sense of time was just amazingly distorted – I kept checking myself, while I was out running errands, whenever I had to write the date or think about the day of the week. It’s Tuesday? It’s really only been a day? A single day? It already feels like so long…
Thank you all for your kind words. My sister also reads this, and I know she also appreciates your kindness.
Some have asked if they can/should send flowers, or make donations somewhere in Mom’s name. If you’d like to send flowers, let me know and I’ll give you the address. We’re asking that if people opt to donate, they do so in Mom’s name to the hospice service that provided such amazing care in her final weeks of life – we would have still kept Mom home, if at all possible, but Kaiser Hospice made it so much easier for everyone, and they obviously deeply care about the work they do.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital Hospice Program
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the NW
2701 NW Vaughn St Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97210